#GameFreakLied Trends High on Twitter a Few Days Ahead of Pokémon Sword and Sheild Release Here's Why!
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#GameFreakLied Trends High on Twitter a Few Days Ahead of Pokémon Sword and Sheild Release Here's Why!

Game Freak has landed in hot waters for reusing some models from older Pokémon games for the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Sheild. It is now being targeted for disloyalty to its fans!

A new hashtag has been trending on Twitter since this morning and has grabbed eyeballs on the micro-blogging site. Guess what it is? #GameFreakLied! Game Freak has landed in hot waters following it’s not-so-wise decision to limit the amount of legacy characters in Pokémon Sword and Sheild. A social media uproar has been caused after it was reportedly confirmed that the Switch game reuses some models from older Pokémon games. Sword and Shield, which releases for Nintendo Switch on November 15, is the first main entry in the series that doesn’t include every Pokémon, a decision that has not sit well with fans.

Sword and Shield is now being criticised for its visual quality being similar to Switch RPG titles. This has resulted in #GameFreakLied currently trending on Twitter, primarily in the USA. In June this year, Sword and Shield producer Junichi Masuda claimed that increased visual reliability was the main reason Game Freak decided not to include all Pokémon in the game. “Of course, I wanted to be able to bring all Pokémon if possible, but it was a decision that I had to make someday,” he said. “In the end, I had to choose quality.”

#GameFreakLied Trends High on Twitter

#GameFreakLied Trends High on Twitter

Just this week, Pokémon fans had helped #ThankYouGameFreak trend worldwide, in an unofficial campaign designed to counteract some of the negativity surrounding the game. There have been numerous complaints from fans about the graphics and cut roster of Pokémon too. While Game Freak has frequently acknowledged fan frustration over the decision to limit Sword and Shield’s Pokedex, producer Masuda recently reiterated there are “no plans” to add additional monsters to the game in the future. He told Inside Gamer, “We have no plans to make the Pokémon that are missing in the Galar Pokédex in-game available. That is an approach that we want to continue in the future with Pokémon games.”

Most users have been slamming Game Freak for not being loyal to its fans. With #GameFreakLied trending on Twitter with over 15,000 furious posts after social media users discovered Pokémon Sword and Shield is recycling models, here are a few of them:

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